Category: Genetics Legislation

Update Indiana Medicaid recognizing GCs as eligible providers

Congratulations to all the hard work of those individuals that have helped make this happen. This will be a benefit for many patients in our community and an excellent opportunity to expand our services.  Click on the link below to see

Posted in General, Genetics Legislation, Professional

20th Anniversary Celebration

Thanks to everyone that attended the INGC 20th Anniversary celebration on the 28th!  It was a great event with over 40 genetic counselors in attendance!  It is because of the participation of all the INGC genetic counselors that we have

Posted in Genetics Legislation

GINA Anniversary

Today marks the six year anniversary of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. Genetic discrimination is the

Posted in Genetics in Media, Genetics Legislation, Genomics, Professional, Public Health Genetics

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Certification pathway for graduates prior to 2008 will be closing at the end of 2014

The following is an important reminder from ABGC. This does not apply to the overwhelming majority of genetic counselors but please take notice if it applies to you. The ABGC announcement is below: Closing of ABGC Certification Examination Pathway for

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Senate Bill No. 183 Introduced: Criminal prosecution if performing abortion due to genetic abnormality

  Senate Bill 183 has recently been introduced into Congress and will pose implications for those seeking abortion due to a genetic abnormality or for purposes of sex selection by making it a class C felony.  This will certainly have

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